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>> president obama and mitt romney duke it out over the economy in the first debate of three. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm carolyn johnson. a particularly strong showing from mitt romney tonight on key topics ranging from the economy to health care. >> abc7 news political reporter mark matthews is here with a look at this first big match up. >> no knockout punches tonight, nothing we will see over and over again on television, but mitt romney did what he needed to do. mitt romney ran to the middle saying lowering the tax rates for wealthy americans would not lower the amount of taxes they pay. >> my view is we should provide tax relief to those in the middle class. but i am not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high income people. >> romney said he would close tax loopholes and limit the de tucks -- deductions to the risk. >> it is knot possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high income individuals to either avoid raising the deficit or burdennenning the middle class. it is math. it is arithmetic. >> on health care -- >> first
. >> the president focused on romney. >> governor romney doesn't have a five-point plan. he has a one-point plan. that's to make sure the folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> when he tried to answer back the moderator pushed back. >> governor romney, there will be plenty of chances to go on. we i -- >> i will -- >> when romney talked about lowering tax rates. >> when you bring the rates down, those small businesses are able to keep more money and hire more people. >> the president went after him again. >> you wouldn't have taken such a sketchy deal and neither should the american people. the math doesn't add up. >> where president obama stumbled was the question about the attack in benghazi. >> who denied the enhanced security and why? >> he never did answer that question. instead he attacked romney. >> while we were still dealing with our diplomats being threaten ited, governor romney put out a press released trying to make political points. >> they brought up the discrepancies. >> this was clear that this was not a demmon vagues. this was an attack by terrorists. >> but he ove
at about 400 dollars on start at about 400 dollars on sub hub about moving on. mitt romney turned the tables on tonight debate. focus was supposed to be foreign policy but the republican challenger kept bringing up the economy all night. >> political reporter mark matthews here with some of the highlights of this october surprise. >> after pushing the president on libya and iran and syria tonight mitt romney failed to show much difference between himself and the president on those issues. instead he turned the debate back to jobs. first surprise of the night? mitt romney bringing up osama bin laden before the president. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda. >>reporter: he said what america needs is leadership but when challenged to say what he would do differently, he deferred. >> would you go beyond what the administration would do like for example would you put in no fly zone over syria. >> i don't want to have our military involved in syria. i don't think there's necessity to put our military in syria. >> what you ju
romnesia. >> and the president is poking fun at mitt romney. and tonight >>> well, the fabled cal- stanford rivalry is going to kick off, buts there are many nontraditional sporting events drawing a crowd throughout the bay area. alan wang is live at cal tonight where students rallied their hearts out. alan? >> yes, and the guardians of the california victory cannon are still here tonight. because of scheduling issues tomorrow we will see the earliest big game ever. add two more sporting events that have never been seen in the bay area before, and you have one very busy weekend in october. as far as these cal students are concerned, the big game is already on. but the actual kickoff of the big game between cal and stanford doesn't start until noon on saturday in berkeley. it is just one of several sporting events around the bay area. while cal and stanford are going at it, it will be in full swing with skateboarders grinding up picnic benches for the crowd and those like sketchy andy lewis showing off their skills. >> the hardest maneuver is doing a front flip on your feet and back on a 360
romney rallied the crowd with paul ryan in nevada. both candidates attacked one another for statements made in the debate. >> governor romney look you right in the eye, look me in the eye, try to pretend that he never said let detroit go bankrupt. >> he is reduced to defend characters on "sesame street" and word games of various kind and misfired attacks on one another. the truth is attacks on me are not an agenda. >> after the debate mitt romney's son, tag, took the opportunity to apologize to the president. tag told a radio station last week he wanted to jump out of his seat and take a swing at the president during an earlier debate. a romney spokesperson says tag was just joking. here is the latest poll from the abc news and the washington post. the candidates are separated by .07 of a percent. that's 91,000 people out of an estimated 140 million voters. >>> new at 11 obarnes and nobel say pin pads including in california have been hacked. the bookstore chain is urging people to take a close look at their bank statement. according to barnes and nobel they tampered with the key pads
and prices could go higher. >> a night off for row maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniversary with the first lady, his republiccage challenger, mitt romney, courted voters in the sunshine state.
of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops because of hurricane sandy. a stop in virginia will not happen because of the growing threat from sandy, and first lady michelle obama cancelled an appearance in new hampshire tuesday. president obama will head back to the white house from florida sunday night to begin monitoring storm conditions from washington. >>> the election day push is also happening here in california. all over the bay area, phone banks a
appeared to be debating romney that 47 percent of the country pays no federal income tax. >> i have had it up to here with the notion that 47 percent it's about time they take some responsibility here. instead of signing pledges to grover norquist not to ask the wealthiest to contribute to bring back the middle class they should be signing a pledge saying to the middle class we are going to level the playing field. >> they come in and inherit that situation. absolutely. we are going if the wrong direction. look where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3 percent. that's slower than it grew last year and last year slower than the year before. with respect to that quote i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. always say what i mean. >> medicare biden turned to the camera spoke directly to seniors and here's what happened when he pushed ryan on how romney would pay for 20 percent tax cut. >> not mathematically possible. >> it is mathematically possible. it's been done before. it's p
, president barack obama's campaign today says it has just surpassed four million donors. mitt romney's campaign has not released its latest numbers. the next presidential debate is just a few days away. here's a report on what the candidates are doing ahead of tuesday's clash. >> president barack obama flew to williamsburg, virginia to practice for his next presidential debate. hoping to make a better showing than the first go-round with mitt. the town hall's format may be better for president obama. >> it will be a better arena and it's social issues, that puts mitt romney in a tricky spot. >> in the meantime, mitt romney is keeping up the momentum from the first debate. he prepped before campaigning in the critical battle ground state of ohio. >> we want to have a real recovery and i'm going to help bring it. >> also in ohio, romney's vice-presidential nominee, paul ryan, attacked mr. obama for not doing enough to strengthen the u.s. economy. not so says the president, in his weekly address. he pointed to his bailout of the u.s. auto industry. >> i bet on american workers and ameri
and the u.s. will work with the united nations to resolve the issue. president obama and mitt romney are preparing for monday's crucial disease bait in florida. karen traverse reports. reporter: with the presidential contenders getting for monday night's debate, the campaigning fell to their running mates. vice-president biden stumped in florida. >> i don't blame that baby for crying. that baby knows what is in store for him or her if romney wins. reporter: while congressman paul ryan rallied supporters in ohio. >> we're going to put people back to work because in 17 days we're going to elect mitt romney, the next president of the united states of america. >> the president and mitt romney are off the trail today, prepping for their third and final debate. >> it's in effect a tiebreaker. >> monday night's showdown in florida will focus on foreign policy which has taken a back seat to the economy and other issues but a contentious exchange over libya in the last debate suggests the possibility for fireworks. >> foreign policy doesn't attract people's attention but it matters in a presi
ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatabl
the presidential debate and the mitt romney comment that launched a million tweets. >> and look out below. a plane heading into retirement nearly takes out some of the people waiting for its arrival. >>> a young girl with a life-threatening medical condition pulled through the crisis and discovered her passion for singing in the process. now that she is on the road to recovery, her music career is taking off. leslie brinkley has the story from stanford. >> by day, 10-year-old regan sings. >> ♪ i want to know why ♪ there are shooting stars >> ♪ i want to know when >> reporter: but overnight she is a youtube sensation. >> it went up four days ago, and it already has 37,000 views which is amazing. i didn't know it would have that many views. i guess it is just my friends and family of the. >> i think more than just that. >> just a few years ago regan was diagnosed with a platelet disorder that threatened her world. >> chronic itp. that's what regan had. it went on beyond a year and made a big difference in her life. she restricted her activities. >> the fear, and it does happen, was tabling --
is real because science can't explain what he saw. and a jetskier who breached the >>> governor romney and president obama are putting in long nights in the final stretch before the election. mitt romney made campaign stops in four states today. he is scheduled to launch a bus tour tomorrow in ohio. it is a must win state in the race. president obama held a campaign event in las vegas featuring pop singer katy perry. he said he is going to pull an all nighter. he will visit eight states in a 48-hour campaign blitz he started today. and a boy in florida used an unscheduled visit by the president to sneak in a smooch. look in the top row about the center left. the boy planted one on the cheek of his classmate when mr. obama took photos at this school in delray beach. once the president's campaign learned the -- learned of the photo of this sly little romeo they posted it on twitter. >>> there will be some new millionaires in the bay area as the restriction is about to be lifted for facebook employees who own stock in the company. the employees' share will be converted into to be storm an
week, the support and money are needed now more than ever. >> after the debate i thought if romney got elected and i hadn't done everything i could to help i would never for give myself. >>reporter: that's why you are hear day. yes. definitely a wick up call. i would like to think that his performance awas somewhat intentional to remind people this is important. can't take anything for grante granted. >>reporter: the president is counting on his supporters to step up lick they did 4 years ago. not much time left. election is only 29 days away. >> we are not going back. we are moving forward. that's why you are here. that's why i am here. that's why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >>reporter: the president will be spending the nature at the hotel here. tomorrow he heads to the all important battle ground state of ohio. live in san francisco, lillian, abc 7 news. >> thanks so much. lots of cheering supporters but president obama visit to san francisco also drew protestors. small group turned out in front of bill gram civic auditorium tonigh
vote president says to expect a stronger fight from him tomorrow nature. mr. obama and mitt romney in seclusion tonight prepping for debate no. 2. town hall meeting at the university on long island new york. in the absence of husband the candidate wives were on campaign trail today and mrs. obama challenged to fight for every vote and romney in pennsylvania telling the crowd how happy she is with the republican candidate performance in the first the debate. tomorrow is highly anticipated. >>> presidential debate tomorrow night at 6:00 o'clock. we will carry it live here on abc 7 news. hope you can joan us. >> more americans at risk tonight from a meningitis outbreak. 15 people have died. doctors have seen 214 cases. regulators link the outbreak to a steroids used for spinal injections. now they believe the other 3 other drugs made by the same manufacturer could help spread meningitis. the drugs are used for eye and open heart surgery. doctors have been ordered to contact all patients who may have been afcted. >>> well, tomorrow we will find out if san francisco is in the ru
tight presidential race. president obama and governor romney both appeared in new york city and shared humor. first mr. romney talking about his debate preparation. >> biggest available straw man and then just messrs. my attack it. big bird didn't even see it coming. >> some of you may have noticed i had a lieutenant more energy in the second debate. i was rested after the nice long nap i had in the first debate. >>reporter: 67th annual dinner wrists millions of dollars for needy children in new york. >> it's nice to see humor. >> exactly. >> let's go back and talk about the weather forecast. >> really warm tonight but changes are coming. sandy is here. >> indeed. big changes are coming. let's talk about the high for today. in case you are wondering how warm it got in your neighborhood 85 degrees in san francisco today. 80 in half moon bay and this was one of the cooler spots believe it or not. 90 in santa rosa. oakland 87 new record mav fit field 89 new record. 86 antioch. 92 in livermore toda today. and 88 degrees in san jose. it was warm to hot today and as we now che
. mitt romney campaigned in ohio tonight, and he talked about the economy. >> these have been tough times to be middle class in america. income is not going up, but gasoline has gone up by $2,000 a family. the health insurance premiums are up by $2500. food cost ropes. these are -- food costs are up. it feels more like backward to a lot of american families, i will tell you that. >> in what was a major economic speech they say president obama made things worse and his policies will turn things around. >>> five states declared a state of emergency. residents are being told to stock up with enough batteries and water and food for three days. this super storm is expected to make landfall on monday night near the delaware coast. the airlines are warning about delays and all are waiving fees for passengers who want to reschedule their flights to stay out of the way. cold air is moving down. it is really something. >>> sandhya patel is tracking sandy for us. >> we will see hurricane sandy right now. the outer bands of rain off the coast of florida. it is starting to get a little across south ca
raised $181 million. bringing his re-election total to $835 million. romney's raised at least $548 million so far. mitt romney spent a second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> thank you. >> the republican contender is riding some momentum from last week's debate. huey has drawn his biggest crowds of the campaign. 6,000 in orlando and 8,000 in port saint lucy. >> you had a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now days later we are hearing his excuses and next january we will be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> this week it is the running mates' turn to debate. abc news, washington. >> you don't have to wait until november to vote. early voting in california starts tomorrow. by law vote by mail starts 29 days before the election and that's monday. you can also go to your county election office and cast a ballot. tomorrow is columbus day meaning some county election offices will be closed. october 22nd is the deadline to register to vote. >>> the hundreds of venezuela nationals who voted at the consulate in san francisco learned that hugo
the election, the presidential contenders are gearing up for round two. mitt romney is in boston preparing for tuesday's debate. president obama is in williamsburg, virginia tonight. the town hall format could represent challenges. >> both candidates have to tread lightly. if they are going on the offense too agrees tiffly, that can -- too aggressively, it can spill over and make them look too combative. >> the next debate is tuesday in new york. abc7 will carry it live and it starts at 6:00 p.m. >>> when it comes to search engines, politics can get dicey. type in the words "come pleatly wrong" on google search and you will have images of mitt romney. they say it is not bias, but it is normal search algorithms, especially since he used the words apologizing for his 47% re, ma. the word fail and it brings up pictures of president obama. a different inned could of water rescue in -- a different kind of water rescue. this couple was trapped in the canal and called for help. rescuers responded, but they had a hard time get -- getting the frightened deer out of the water. finally the deer got s
head to head in boca raton, florida. this time mitt romney and president obama will battle it out over foreign policy. the undecided voter from the town hall debate is looking forward to the final showdown. >> i am very interested in ivan's capabilities. a lot of the focus is on domestic policy, but we have had debates about that. i am curious to see what new discussions arise. >> the third and final debate is tomorrow night, lynn university, boca raton, florida. it starts at 6:00 and you can watch it live here on abc7. tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in next month's presidential election. the election will decide the presidential race as well as many federal, state and local races. voters can submit their information on-line provided their signature is already on file with the department of motor vehicles. funeral services will be held on friday in south dakota for a liberal icon and former presidential candidate. the man of conscience and conviction, the governor died earlier today at the age of 90. he ran against richen nixon in in -- richard nixon in 1972 and lost ever
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